By Kristian Cuaresma
With two games remaining before the NBA 2K League’s first 3v3 play-in tournament, NetsGC’s chances of making the playoffs are slim. NetsGC’s loss to Knicks Gaming last week put them two points back of the final playoff spot. Not only must New York lose out, but Brooklyn also needs to win out and win three more individual games than its state rivals. This is further complicated by Hornets Venom GT who has three games remaining and trails Knicks Gaming by only one point.
After a great start to Seed Weeks with a victory over Raptors Uprising GC, NetsGC dropped the last two contests in devastating fashion. They suffered a reverse sweep against 76ers GC before falling short of completing their own reverse sweep of Knicks Gaming. NetsGC has struggled with consistency this year, but that might be all there is left to play for as the regular season concludes.
Brooklyn’s next opponent is DUX Infinitos, the league’s latest expansion team and third international franchise.
Forward: Lord Beezus
Players to Watch
Killeyy – 11.0 points, 2.9 assists, 0.8 turnovers, 66% field-goal, 59% three-point
Killeyy has arguably had the most unique career path out of any player in the history of the NBA 2K League. In his three years as a professional, Killey was drafted and unretained, played as an undrafted free agent, and selected to an expansion team. With DUX Infinitos, Killeyy has found a home that recognizes his value as an elite 3v3 guard. He is one of the few guards in the league that justifies a high usage rate and is the primary reason why DUX Infinitos is currently in a playoff spot. Recently, Killeyy has suffered with lack of efficiency, which has led to DUX Infinitos going 0-3 during Seed Weeks. Expect the veteran to finish strong this week as DUX Infinitos attempts to hold onto the fifth seed.
MaJes7ic – 4.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.6 steals, 51% three-point
While Lord Beesuz is equally as important to the team’s success, MaJes7ic is often the X-factor. Defensively, MaJes7ic is an inexperienced and sound defender that Lord Beezuz and Killeyy can trust. Offensively, he is unpredictable, but his volatility normally decides games. Dating back to their loss to Wizards District Gaming in THE SWITCH, MaJes7ic has shot 47 percent from the perimeter during the team’s five-game losing streak. During DUX Infinitos’ most dominant stretch of the 3v3 season in which they won 17 of 21 individual games, MaJes7ic shot 64 percent from the arc.